Marine highway system resumes Fairweather sailings

Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Monday the early resumption of service for the fast vehicle ferry Fairweather.

The ship returns to the fleet two days earlier this year, with service beginning April 29 when it will depart Juneau for Sitka.

"Fairweather's return to fleet service ahead of schedule allows us to provide additional capacity in Lynn Canal, supplementing for the LeConte, which is completely sold out during that time frame," said Capt. John Falvey, AMHS general manager.

The 235-foot fast ferry has been out of service since Jan. 18 as a cost-saving measure and for engine inspections. AMHS intends to operate Fairweather through Jan. 31, 2011.

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